New Arrivals · Poetry

October 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Blue horses : poems

October 29, 2014
Oliver, Mary, 1935-
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
79 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
After reading Lucretius, I go to the pond -- What I can do -- Rumi -- First yoga lesson -- I don't want to be demure or respectable -- Stebbin's gulch -- No matter what -- Angels -- What we want -- If I wanted a boat -- Good morning -- The wasp -- Blueberries -- Little lord love -- Little crazy love song -- I woke -- The mangroves -- The hummingbirds -- Such silence -- Watering the stones -- Franz Marc's blue horses -- The vulture's wings -- On meditating, sort of -- To be human is to sing your own song -- Loneliness -- Drifting -- Forgive me -- I'm feeling fabulous, possibly too much so but I love it -- On not mowing the lawn -- The fourth sign of the Zodiac -- To Shiva -- Owl poem -- A little ado about this and that -- Do stones feel? -- I'm not the river -- The oak tree loves patience -- The country of the trees -- What gorgeous thing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Primitive presents a new collection of poems that reflects her signature imagery-based language and her observations of the unaffected beauty of nature. --Publisher's description.

Unexpectedly eighty : and other adaptations

October 28, 2014
Viorst, Judith.
New York : Free Press, 2010.
xii, 63 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses marriage, friendship, grandparenthood, and all the particular marvels--and otherwise--of this extraordinary decade. She describes the wonder of seeing the world with new eyes--not because of revelation but because of a successful cataract operation. She promises not to gently fade way, and not to drive after daylight's faded away either. She explains how she's gotten to be a 'three-desserts' grandmother ('Just don't tell your mom!'), shares how memory failures can keep you married, and enumerates her hopes for the afterlife (which she doesn't believe in, but if it does exist, her sister-in-law better not be there with her)"--Cover, p. 2.

A progressive education : [poems]

October 28, 2014
Howard, Richard, 1929-
New York : Turtle Point Press, 2014.
107 pages ; 19 cm
Subtitle from cover.

Prelude to bruise : poetry

October 27, 2014
Jones, Saeed, author.
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2014.
xii, 103 pages ; 21 cm

The Feel Trio

October 27, 2014
Moten, Fred, author.
©2014
93 pages ; 20 x 26 cm.
Poems.
Block chapel -- Come on, get it! -- I ran from it and was still in it.

Revenance : poems

October 24, 2014
Hogue, Cynthia, author.
Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, [2014]
101 pages ; 24 cm
"By turns elegiac, ecopoetic, and impolitic, Cynthia Hogue's eighth collection, Revenance, is a condensery of empathic encounters with others and otherness. Hogue coins a word--from revenant, French for 'ghost'--to consider questions of life and afterlife, and to characterize the ways in which the people and places we love return to us, and return us to ourselves, holding us to account. The poems of Revenance contain telling touchstone figures, like a guide named Blake who, noting signs of global warming, will speak of spirits but not angels; a man who dies and is brought back to life by the imaginative power of love; and a woman who can speak the language of endangered trees. While writing these poems, Hogue journeyed often across country to her familial roots in upstate New York in order to help care for her dying father. At last she began to record some of the many stories she heard of mysterious encounters and visitations, such as she herself was soon to witness, over several intensive years. Although grief silvers the threads of these poems, Hogue pares away the personal in order to be present to others in a fiercely engaged and innovative poetry"-- Provided by publisher.

And your bird can sing

October 23, 2014
Miltner, Robert, 1949- author.
©2014
119 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Prose poems.
Biographical notes: p. 119.

Iphigenia among the Taurians

October 21, 2014
Euripides, author.
©2014
74 pages ; 22 cm

Chapel of inadvertent joy

October 21, 2014
McDaniel, Jeffrey, 1967-
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2013.
x, 74 p. ; 23 cm.

Splitting an order

October 17, 2014
Kooser, Ted, author.
©2014
xi, 87 pages ; 24 cm

The wheeling year : a poet's field book

October 17, 2014
Kooser, Ted.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
vii, 83 pages ; 21 cm
"Ted Kooser sees a writer's workbooks as the stepping-stones on which a poet makes his way across the stream of experience toward a poem. Because those wobbly stones are only inches above the quotidian rush, what's jotted there has an immediacy that is intimate and close to life. Kooser, winner of the Pultizer Prize and a former U.S. poet laureate, has filled scores of workbooks. The Wheeling Year offers a sequence of contemplative prose observations about nature, place, and time arranged according to the calendar year. Written by one of America's most beloved poets, this book is published in the year in which Kooser turns seventy-five, with sixty years of workbooks stretching behind him"-- Provided by publisher.

Once in the West

October 16, 2014
Wiman, Christian, 1966-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xii, 105 pages ; 22 cm
"Poems"--Cover.

The second sex

October 16, 2014
Robbins, Michael, 1972- author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
50 pages ; 22 cm.
"A second collection from a poet of "sheer joy and dizzy command" (The New York Times) Upon its publication in 2012, Alien vs. Predator, the debut collection by Michael Robbins, became one of the hottest and most celebrated works of poetry in the country, winning acclaim for its startling freshness and originality, and leading critics to say that it was the most likely book in years to open up poetry to a new readership. Robbins's poems are strange, wonderful, wild, and irrationally exuberant, mashing up high and low culture with "a sky-blue originality of utterance" (The New York Times). The thirty-six new poems in The Second Sex carry over the music, attitude, hilarity, and vulgarity of Alien vs. Predator, while also working deeper autobiographical and political veins"-- Provided by publisher.

The bouquet of a woman

October 13, 2014
Owens, Wanda Lynn, author.
[Charleston, SC] : [Createspace] [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) ; 23 cm
A collection of inspirational poetry.

The immortal evening : a legendary dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb

October 10, 2014
Plumly, Stanley.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
368 pages ; 22 cm

Cinema of the present

October 6, 2014
Robertson, Lisa, 1961- author.
Toronto : Coach House Books, [2014].
109 pages ; 20 cm.
Poems.

Citizen : an American lyric

October 6, 2014
Rankine, Claudia, 1963- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014]
169 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
"Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV--everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named 'post-race' society."--from publisher's description.

Wolf centos

October 6, 2014
Muench, Simone, 1969- author.
Louisville, Kentucky : Sarabande Books, [2014]
66 pages ; 20 cm
"Centos are a patchwork form that originated around 300 AD; WOLF CENTOS places poets in conversation with one another across centuries and continents. In this volume Muench sutures her poems together with the motifs of the wolf, language, loss, desire, and transformation. The ultimate knowledge of these poems is that as we age and experience loss, we must retain our "wildness" inside of us"-- Provided by publisher.

Selected works

October 2, 2014
Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister, 1651-1695.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xxiv, 216 pages ; 22 cm

Brain fever : poems

October 2, 2014
Hahn, Kimiko, 1955-
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
125 pages ; 22 cm

Collected poems

September 30, 2014
Strand, Mark, 1934-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014].
xviii, 520 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Sleeping with one eye open (1964) -- Reasons for moving (1968) -- Darker (1970) -- The story of our lives (1973) -- The late hour (1978) -- The monument (1978) -- from Selected poems (1980) -- Dark harbor (1993) -- Blizzard of one (1998) -- Man and camel (2006) -- Almost invisible (2012)
"A collection of all of the poet Mark Strand's previously published poems."-- Provided by publisher.

Chasers of the light : poems from the typewriter series

September 30, 2014
Gregson, Tyler Knott, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Group, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
"A Perigree book"
"The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work'poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light."--Page 4 of cover.

Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty

September 24, 2014
Heppermann, Christine.
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2014.
114 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index of first lines.
"Christine Heppermann's powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White's cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends"-- Provided by publisher.

Copia

September 16, 2014
Meitner, Erika, 1975-
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions Ltd., 2014.
104 pages ; 23 cm
"This is a volume of original American poetry"-- Provided by publisher.

The wilderness : poems

September 12, 2014
Lim, Sandra.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.
96 pages ; 21 cm
Poems.

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